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The essential writings of Machiavelli

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Constantine
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2007.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the truth depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. These new translations are faithful to Machiavelli's original writings." "The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as "A Caution to the Medici" and "The Persecution of Africa." Also included are complete versions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Constantine
ISBN: 9780812974232 0812974239
OCLC Number: 72988975
Description: xx, 516 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Biographical note --
Introduction / by Albert Russell Ascoli --
Editor's note --
Political works. The prince ; Selections from The discourses ; Selections from The art of war ; Selections from Florentine histories --
Political essays and treatises. Discourse on Pisa ; On Pistoian matters ; On the nature of the French ; On how to treat the populace of Valdichiana after their rebellion ; How Duke Valentino killed the general who conspired against him ; Discourse on the affairs of Germany and its emperors ; A caution to the Medici --
Literature. Rules for an elegant social circle ; The persecution of Africa ; Belafor ; The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca ; The mandrake --
Letters.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Peter Constantine ; introduction by Albert Russell Ascol.

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"In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the truth depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. These new translations are faithful to Machiavelli's original writings." "The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as "A Caution to the Medici" and "The Persecution of Africa." Also included are complete versions of the political treatise The Prince, the comic satire The Mandrake, The Life of Castruccio Castracani, and the classic story "Belfagor," along with selections from The Discourses, The Art of War, and Florentine Histories. Augmented with useful features - vital and concise annotations and cross-references - this unique compendium is certain to become the standard one-volume reference to this influential writer."--Jacket.

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